1962 Boston Celtics vs. 1954 Minneapolis Lakers - Team Comparisons

Head-to-head comparison between the 1961-62 Celtics and the 1953-54 Lakers, including both NBA teams stats, regular season and Playoffs wins, losses and performance, winning streaks and other data side by side.

Team Comparison

Summary

Regular Season

Standings
1962 Celtics
in Eastern Division
1954 Lakers
in Western Division
Season Record
1962 Celtics
60 - 20
1954 Lakers
46 - 26

Winning %
1962 Celtics
.750
1954 Lakers
.639

Longest Streaks
1962 Celtics
Winning Streak: 9
Losing Streak: 4
1954 Lakers
Winning Streak: 11
Losing Streak: 4
Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1962 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Playoffs

Playoff Performance
1962 Celtics
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
1954 Lakers
NBA Championship
NBA Champions
Playoff Record
1962 Celtics
8 - 6
1954 Lakers
9 - 4

Winning %
1962 Celtics
.571
1954 Lakers
.692

Players Used
(at least 1 game)
1962 Celtics
1954 Lakers

Awards, Honors and More...

Awards and Honors
1962 Celtics
4 -
Season MVP: Bill Russell
All-NBA 2nd Team: Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell
1954 Lakers
2 -
All-NBA 1st Team: George Mikan
All-NBA 2nd Team: Jim Pollard
NBA Leaders
1962 Celtics
-
none
1954 Lakers
-
none
Hall of Famers

Team Stats

NBA Regular Season

Stats Per Game

Points
1962 Celtics
121.1
1954 Lakers
81.7

Rebounds
1962 Celtics
76.0
1954 Lakers
52.1

Assists
1962 Celtics
25.6
1954 Lakers
18.4

Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1962 Celtics
.423
1954 Lakers
.376

3-Point %
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1962 Celtics
.728
1954 Lakers
.731

NBA Playoffs

Stats Per Game

Points
1962 Celtics
114.9
1954 Lakers
80.3

Rebounds
1962 Celtics
66.7
1954 Lakers
49.8

Assists
1962 Celtics
25.7
1954 Lakers
15.6

Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
3-Pointers Made
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *

Percentages

Field Goal %
1962 Celtics
.407
1954 Lakers
.400

3-Point %
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-

n/a *
Free Throw %
1962 Celtics
.734
1954 Lakers
.722


Team Leaders

NBA Regular Season

Points
1962 Celtics
22.1 ppg
1954 Lakers
18.1 ppg
Rebounds
1962 Celtics
23.6 rpg
1954 Lakers
14.3 rpg
Assists
1962 Celtics
7.8 apg
1954 Lakers
3.7 apg
Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

NBA Playoffs

Points
1962 Celtics
22.4 ppg
1954 Lakers
19.4 ppg
Rebounds
1962 Celtics
26.4 rpg
1954 Lakers
13.2 rpg
Assists
1962 Celtics
8.8 apg
1954 Lakers
4.6 apg
Steals
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *
Blocks
1962 Celtics
-
n/a *
1954 Lakers
-
n/a *

Notes: * - Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74.
- Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80.